The 8 Best Tapas Bars in Malaga You Can’t Miss

Tapas and wine malaga

This blog post was originally posted on April 22, 2016 and was updated on October 21, 2020. Let’s be honest: tapas bars are a dime a dozen in Malaga, but not all of them are created equal. Malaga’s status as a summer hotspot means that it’s just as easy to stumble into a tourist trap as […]

The Paella Spots in Seville that Locals Love

Figuring out where to eat in Seville with kids can be tricky, but one thing that's sure to be a hit is Spanish rice!

This blog post was originally posted on March 1, 2018, and was updated on October 14, 2022.  If there’s one food many visitors to Spain immediately seek out, it’s paella. However, the iconic rice-based dish isn’t as common throughout the peninsula as many tourists seem to think. In fact, it’s more of a regional specialty […]

Easy Russian Salad Recipe: A Tapas Bar Classic at Home

Ensaladilla rusa with shrimp

This Russian salad recipe may not originally be Spanish, but no tapas bar menu would be complete without it. There are a few standby items that you can almost always count on when ordering at a tapas bar. Usually they’re things like croquettes, tortilla de patatas, and ensaladilla rusa. That’s right—while not originally native to […]

Spanish-Style Pork in Whiskey Sauce Recipe (Solomillo Al Whisky)

Pork sirloin with whiskey sauce over fried potatoes

The best Spanish sauces are also the simplest. Alioli, salsa verde, bravas sauce—they’re as different as night and day. But one thing they all have in common is that they’re relatively easy to make and require just a handful of pantry staples. This Spanish-style whiskey sauce recipe is no different. A staple of the Seville […]

The Best 9 Tapas Bars in Granada

Tapas and vermouth

This blog post was originally posted on June 5, 2017, and was updated on September 23, 2020. When it comes to tapas, Granada offers one of the best scenes in Spain. Almost always served free with your drink and often much more generously sized than in other parts of the country, these delightful bites allow […]

44 Small Businesses in Seville You Can Support Right Now

Carlos, owner of the oldest bar in Seville, El Rinconcillo

The heart and soul of Seville lies in its small businesses. It’s in the bustling tapas bars (around 3,000 of them, last we checked) where locals sip sherry and share lively conversation. It’s in the colorful market stalls where the vendors greet you with a smile and, once you go often enough, develop a sixth […]

The Best Spanish Cookbooks To Have At Home

Spinach and chickpea stew tapa

This blog post was originally posted on November 22, 2016, and was updated on September 9, 2020.  Whether you already consider yourself something of an aspiring chef or you just want to switch things up, these Spanish cookbooks will bring the best of Spain to your kitchen. Spanish cuisine is known the world over for […]

Easy Huevos a la Flamenca Recipe

Huevos a la flamenca recipe

This blog post was originally posted on July 11 2015, and was updated on September 29, 2022.  Huevos a la flamenca, or “flamenco-style eggs” are an Andalusian classic. This is the perfect dish for spring and summer, and a great way to enjoy the seasonal vegetables from Seville’s food markets. Traditionally, huevos a la flamenca are […]

Espinacas con Garbanzos Recipe (Spinach and Chickpeas Stew)

espinacas con garbanzos

A tapa of espinacas con garbanzos tells you everything you need to know about Seville. This is one of the most typical dishes in the sunny Andalusian capital, loved and devoured by locals. But why? It’s a surprisingly simple recipe; mostly spinach and chickpeas (garbanzo beans) spiced with cumin. But despite its simplicity, this tapa […]

Torrijas Recipe (Spanish “French Toast”)

Some of the best torrijas in Seville can only be enjoyed during Semana Santa. Plan accordingly!

If you come to Seville at Easter, you’ll see bars throughout the city advertising “torrijas.” These are a Semana Santa sensation, and locals won’t rest until they have their daily fix. Broadly speaking, you could call torrijas the Spanish version of French toast. But it’s so much more than that. What are torrijas? Some myths, […]

Where to Find the Tastiest Cheap Eats in Seville

Tuna tartare

So you’re in Seville, you love good food, but you’re on a budget. Well, you just may be in your ideal travel destination. You don’t have to look too hard to find cheap eats here in Seville. It’s a relatively economical place to dine out, and the tapas culture lends itself to sharing bites with […]

6 Lent Traditions Not to Miss if You’re Visiting Seville in Spring

Holy Week procession in Seville, Spain

As the mesmerizing scent of orange blossoms fills the air, drums start beating, and Semana Santa is on everyone’s lips, there’s no denying it—the countdown to Seville’s most awaited week has begun!  The impressive Holy Week festivities held in Seville in spring are an unforgettable spectacle that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from around […]

Is Seville Safe? Our Top Tips for a Worry-Free Stay

Tourists in Seville's Plaza de España

Quaint narrow streets, mind-blowing historic sites, outdoor terraces, and late-night drinks are all ideal ingredients for the perfect Seville vacation.  And yet, in this day and age, it’s easy to picture how a fairytale could turn into a nightmare. With big cities often being synonymous with crime, and tourism with pickpockets, most travelers considering a […]

6 Seville Restaurants that Are Open on Most Public Holidays

Iberian pork steak at Vinería San Telmo in Madrid

It’s often said that most Spaniards don’t live to work; they work to live. And for most, a good life usually means delicious food, great company, and plenty of free time to enjoy both. This year, Andalusia and every other region in Spain will be observing a total of 12 festivos, or holidays—more than most […]

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Seville for Work

People grabbing drinks at a Seville tapas bar

If you’re headed to Seville for business, take full advantage of your time to enjoy this spectacular Spanish city—here’s how!  Seville is the jewel of southern Spain, world-famous for its history, culture and unmistakable Andalusian spirit. If you’re in town for work, don’t miss an opportunity to discover everything it has to offer! From networking […]

Our Favorite Things To Do In Seville In March 2019

One of our favorite things to do in Seville in March is to simply get lost in the gorgeous old Jewish quarter, also known as the Santa Cruz neighborhood.

This blog post was originally posted on February 24, 2016 and was updated on February 4, 2020. After a long winter, Seville truly begins to come alive in the spring as temperatures rise and the scent of orange blossom wafts through the streets. All things considered, March is one of the best times of year […]

Things To Do In Seville In February 2020

Love is in the air! One of the most romantic things to do in Seville in February is to take a stroll with your special someone over the gorgeous Triana Bridge.

This blog post was originally posted on January 19, 2016 and was updated on January 15, 2020. Springtime in Seville might still be a little ways away, but no worries—the last few months of winter still offer plenty of great ways to enjoy the Andalusian capital. In fact, the first few signs of warm weather […]

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